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ASM Press New Titles 2009


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Important new publications from ASM Press

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ASM Press New Titles 2009

  1. 1. ASM Press New and Important Titles Fall 2009
  2. 2. About ASM <ul><li>The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to more than 43,000 members today, with more than one third located outside the United States. The members represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators. </li></ul>
  3. 3. I, Microbiologist A Discovery-Based Course in Microbial Ecology and Molecular Evolution <ul><li>Authors: Erin R. Sanders-Lorenz and Jeffrey H. Miller </li></ul><ul><li>Features detailed experimental protocols that enable students to generate results in a short period of time </li></ul><ul><li>Develops the skills that students need to initiate, conduct, and interpret the results of actual research projects </li></ul><ul><li>Offers a hands-on approach that emphasizes experimentation and critical thinking to learn core concepts in microbial genomics, microbial ecology, and molecular evolution </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated publication March 2010. Paperback, 430 page est., full color throughout, illustrations, index. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA, 4th Edition <ul><li>Authors: Bernard R. Glick, Jack J. Pasternak, Cheryl L. Patten </li></ul><ul><li>New edition presents 639 figures and 123 tables throughout the text, hundreds of which illustrate complex systems and processes </li></ul><ul><li>End-of-chapter review questions enabling students to assess their knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated publication Nov./Dec. 2009. Hardcover, 1,018 pages est., full color illustrations throughout, index. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Virology Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis <ul><li>Editor: Leonard C. Norkin </li></ul><ul><li>Organization by virus family within the context of the Baltimore classification system provides a strategic framework for mastering the principles of virology </li></ul><ul><li>Single-authored volume ensures a uniform organization and logical flow of chapters as well as a consistent, accessible writing style </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated publication December 2009. Hardcover, 734 pages est., full-color illustrations, index </li></ul>
  6. 6. Antiviral Research Strategies in Antiviral Drug Discovery <ul><li>Editor: Robert L. LaFemina </li></ul><ul><li>Presents the fundamental principles of antiviral agents and forecasts future possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzes clinical aspects of viral infection with regard to treatment and toxicity </li></ul><ul><li>Examines known and potential targets at all stages of viral development </li></ul><ul><li>Published in 2009. Hardcover, 412 pages, full color insert, illustrations, index </li></ul>
  7. 7. Clinical Virology Manual, 4th Edition <ul><li>Editors: Steven Specter, Richard L. Hodinka, Stephen A. Young, and Danny L. Wiedbrauk </li></ul><ul><li>Includes the most up-to-date descriptions of modern viral diagnostics by leading experts in the field </li></ul><ul><li>Thoroughly revised and updated manual brings together the latest material in clinical virology </li></ul><ul><li>Published in 2009. Hardcover, 716 pages, illustrations, index </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Elusive Malaria Vaccine Miracle or Mirage? <ul><li>Author: Irwin W. Sherman </li></ul><ul><li>Chronicles the successes and failures in the 100-year-old hunt for a malaria vaccine </li></ul><ul><li>Offers easy-to-follow explanations that are understandable to a general audience </li></ul><ul><li>Published in 2009. Hardcover, 402 pages, index </li></ul>
  9. 9. Food-Borne Microbes Shaping the Host Ecosystem <ul><li>Editors: Lee-Ann Jaykus, Hua H. Wang, and Larry S. Schlesinger </li></ul><ul><li>Explores emerging interdisciplinary areas, with expert coverage from researchers in environmental, food, oral, medical, and veterinary microbiology </li></ul><ul><li>Offers new perspectives on the important relationship of food and food-borne microfloras to public health </li></ul><ul><li>Published in 2009. Hardcover, 408 pages, illustrations, index </li></ul>
  10. 10. Infections of Leisure, 4th Edition <ul><li>Editor: David Schlossberg </li></ul><ul><li>Compiles information on leisure-associated infections into one unique, user-friendly volume </li></ul><ul><li>Covers the latest findings, treatments, and preventive measures via thoroughly updated chapters as well as three new chapters </li></ul><ul><li>Published in 2009. Paperback, 448 pages, illustrations, index </li></ul>
  11. 11. Phagocyte-Pathogen Interactions Macrophages and the Host Response to Infection <ul><li>Editors: David G. Russell and Siamon Gordon </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a current understanding of the role of the phagocyte in host defense </li></ul><ul><li>Details the range of professional phagocyte cell lineages, including macrophages, PMNs, and dendritic cells </li></ul><ul><li>Published in 2009. Hardcover, 584 pages, full color insert, illustrations, index </li></ul>
  12. 12. Practical Guide to Diagnostic Parasitology, 2nd Edition <ul><li>Author: Lynne S. Garcia </li></ul><ul><li>Easy-to-follow collection and ordering guidelines and diagnostic techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive information on method selection, clinical relevance, and test menus </li></ul><ul><li>Published in 2009. Paperback, 486 pages, illustrations, index </li></ul>
  13. 13. Principles of Virology, 3rd Edition Volume I. Molecular Biology Volume II. Pathogenesis and Control <ul><li>Authors: S. J. Flint, L. W. Enquist, V. R. Racaniello, A. M. Skalka </li></ul><ul><li>The two stand-alone volumes illustrate the strategies by which all viruses are propagated, how infections spread, and how they are maintained in populations </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on specific topics rather than individual viruses </li></ul><ul><li>Over 600 full color illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>Published in 2009. Paperback, 592 pages in Volume I, 440 pages in Volume II, full color throughout, illustrations, glossary, index </li></ul>
  14. 14. MicrobeCards Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Study Cards <ul><li>Author: Mark S. Peppler </li></ul><ul><li>Vivid images and key information on diseases caused, pathogenesis, immunity, epidemiology, diagnosis and control. </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized information makes direct comparison between organisms easy </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn the key features and names of medically important organisms in a fun and informative format </li></ul><ul><li>Published in 2002. Card set, 106 cards, full color throughout, index </li></ul>
  15. 15. Kucer’s The Use of Antibiotics, Sixth Edition <ul><li>Lead Editor: M. Lindsay Grayson </li></ul><ul><li>Extensively updated to include new, existing and emerging drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Content is divided into sections: antibiotics, anti-fungal drugs, anti-parasitic drugs, and anti-viral drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Invaluable resource for anyone using antimicrobial agents in their clinical practice </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated publication April 2010. Hardback, 3 Volumes, 4,000 pages </li></ul>
  16. 16. Antibiogram <ul><li>Editors: Patrice Courvalin, Roland LeClercq, and Louis B. Rice </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a comprehensive compendium for antibiotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>Offers numerous illustrations to help the reader easily understand the topics discussed </li></ul><ul><li>Features contributions by more than fifty international experts working in the field </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated publication November 2009. Hardcover, 900 pages est., full-color insert, illustrations, index. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 9th Edition <ul><li>Editor in Chief: Patrick R. Murray </li></ul><ul><li>Volume Editors: Ellen Jo Baron, James H. Jorgensen, Marie Louise Landry, Michael A. Pfaller </li></ul><ul><li>Provides updates of all microbial taxonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Presents up-to-date diagnostic testing information, including molecular diagnosis </li></ul><ul><li>Offers comprehensive coverage of antimicrobial susceptibility testing techniques for major groups of organisms </li></ul><ul><li>Published in 2007. Hardcover, 2 volumes, 2,488 pages, four-color throughout, illustrations, index. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>The Invisible ABCs: Exploring the World of Microbes </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Rodney P. Anderson </li></ul><ul><li>Published in 2006. Hardcover, 64 pages est., four-color illustrations throughout, glossary </li></ul>Germ Proof Your Kids: The Complete Guide to Protecting (without Overprotecting) Your Family from Infections Author: Harley A. Rotbart, M.D. Published in 2007. Paperback, 394 pages, index.
  19. 19. <ul><li>Twelve Diseases That Changed Our World </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Irwin W. Sherman </li></ul><ul><li>Chronicles the ways disease outbreaks shaped traditions and institutions of Western civilization </li></ul><ul><li>Explains the effects, causes, and outcomes from past epidemics </li></ul><ul><li>Describes a dozen diseases to show how disease control either was achieved or failed </li></ul><ul><li>Presents material in a compelling, clear, and jargon-free prose for a wide audience </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a picture of the best practices for dealing with disease outbreaks </li></ul><ul><li>Published in 2008. Paperback, 230 pages, illustrations, index. </li></ul><ul><li>The Power of Plagues </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Irwin W. Sherman </li></ul><ul><li>Explains how scientists discovered the causes of infectious diseases and outlines how controls were developed </li></ul><ul><li>Examines the interrelationship between plagues and culture and details the ways this shaped the traditions and institutions of Western civilization </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights current epidemics such as AIDS, cholera, tuberculosis, influenza, West Nile virus, mad cow disease, and others </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses the public’s curiosity with outbreaks and diseases of public health concern </li></ul><ul><li>Published in 2006. Paperback, 442 pages, illustrations, index. </li></ul>